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Mechanical Engineering Assistant

Chicago, Illinois, United States
January 08, 2017

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Pramod Narayan Bangalore

Moline, IL, USA

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Recent Master’s graduate with 2.5 years of academic CFD research experience with scientific contribution to the water utilities industry and 1 year of industrial experience as a mechanical engineer seeking an opportunity to apply my knowledge and skills as part of a team to contribute to the innovation at the company


M.S., Mechanical Engineering July 2016

Thesis: “Mixing Dynamics in Municipal Water Storage Tanks using CFD” GPA – 4.0/4.0

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA

B.E., Mechanical Engineering July 2012

Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India, GPA – 3.9/4.0

Engineering Experience

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Missouri S&T, Rolla, MO, USA July 2016 - Present

Volunteer Research Assistant

Collaborated with research advisor to formulate a hypothesis to further our understanding of mixing dynamics in water storage tanks for isothermal inflows

Formulated cumulative kinetic energy fraction and kinetic energy depth parameters to verify the hypothesis

Proved hypothesis with generation of additional results for Isothermal Fill cases

Goal: To publish research results in journal publications

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Missouri S&T, Rolla, MO, USA February 2014-July 2016

Research Assistant – Thermal Exchange Laboratory

Identified the research scope and potential for scientific contribution to the water community after thorough analysis of existing literature on mixing in storage tanks

Investigated the effects of different control variables on mixing dynamics in municipal water tanks using CFD with ANSYS FLUENT for isothermal, positively and negatively buoyant inflow conditions

Performed Multiphase Flow CFD Simulations of Fill and Hold cycles in water storage tanks using VOF and species transport, with control variables of jet velocity, aspect ratio, variable fill and temperature

Formulated different parameters like COV, Kinetic Energy etc. to characterize mixing in vessels; Developed analytical expressions from first principles for CFD verification

Automated post processing of raw CFD data into meaningful results using PYTHON scripting language

CFD results validated by comparison with established empirical behavior and analytical expressions

Skills Developed: Scientific Research, Persistence, Patience, Self Confidence, Technical Skills related to CFD, Turbulence Modeling, Multiphase Flow modeling, High Performance Computing, PYTHON scripting

Mynah Technologies, LLC, Chesterfield, MO January 2015-August 2015

Simulation Project Co-Op

Developed and tested a medium fidelity dynamic process simulation for the AFTON-LION plant by interpretation of P&IDs to create and tune process models using engineering modeling objects in Mimic

Collaborated with Emerson Process Management in manual testing and tuning of complex control system logic to develop the best possible process simulation solution for Afton Chemicals

Provide extended support to Emerson and Afton Chemicals during the extended software and simulation Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) for Phase 1 project

Involved in the development & presentation of training material for AFTON customers

Skills Developed: Dynamic Process Simulation, Process Engineering basics, P&ID, PFD, Mimic, DeltaV control system, Client Interaction, Project Deadlines, Accountability, Collaboration, Adaptability, Teamwork

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Missouri S&T, Rolla, MO January 2014-December 2015

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Guide students during laboratory experiments, provide individualized tutoring and group mentorship, and grade both lab reports and tests

Skills Developed: Leadership, Teamwork, Communication Skills, Time Management, Initiative

Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, India February 2013 – June 2013

Associate Software Engineer

Exposure to the Procurement Process, Creation of Purchase Orders, Purchase Requisitions, Contracts, Vendors, Materials, Vendors in SAP Material Management module

Skills Developed: SAP MM Configuration, Procurement Process, Communication Skills, Teamwork, Professionalism

BEML Ltd, Bangalore, India January 2012-June 2012

Mechanical Engineering Intern

Project: Static and Dynamic Analysis of Axle Box of a Metro Car,

Played an integral role in an FEA project at BEML Ltd. which included working closely with 3 other team members and creating 3D modeling/analysis of axle box using PTC Creo, Hypermesh and Ansys Mechanical

Performed FE modeling of axle box using Hypermesh in addition to performing static and dynamic analysis using different load conditions as specified by the company

Completed Modal and Harmonic analysis of the Axle Box to determine the natural frequencies at which the deflection is maximized and estimate the effects of resonance and fatigue

Skills Developed: Persistence, Design Considerations, Report Writing, Finite Element Analysis, Software Packages


Ansys Fluent

Ansys Mechanical

Ansys Workbench

Altair Hypermesh




Python Scripting

Mimic dynamic process simulation

SAP MM(Basic)


Linux/Ubuntu OS

Numerical Methods

High Performance Computing

Tecplot/ Paraview/ CFD Post

Leadership and Volunteer Experience

ASME St. Louis Chapter Professional Member: Participation in ASME professional events and webinars

Chancellor’s Challenge Award – Ignite Rolla Event Committee at Missouri S&T

Council of Graduate Students – Department Representative of Mechanical Engineering, Missouri S&T: Acted as a liaison between Mechanical Engineering graduate students and office of graduate studies

Undergraduate Mentorship – Graduate Teaching Assistant, Missouri S&T: Mentored undergraduate students in final semester design project in conceptualization, project logistics and coordination

Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Simplilearn Inc.


Bangalore, Pramod Narayan, “Mixing dynamics in municipal water storage tanks” (2016). Masters Thesis. Paper 7548

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